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. the last bus blast was back in 2004. and just soon after it, a spokesman for hamas came out with a statement calling it a heroic attack. chris? >> stephanies go income tel aviv for us. thank you. i want to play for you something hillary clinton had to say yesterday. >> america's commitment to israel's security is rock solid and unwavering. that is why we believe it is essential to de-escalate the situation in gaza. the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> obviously, there's a lot at stake here for the people who live in the region, for the entire international community. but politically, i'm wondering what's at stake for hillary clinton and for this white house that seems to be approaching the middle east process differently than it did in the first term. >> well, if you look ahead to the next four years of obama's second term, it's clear that the middle east is going to be a region that is going to be very much on his mind between what's going on in gaza, l
16,000 reserve troops today following repeated rocket attacks from hamas operatives. air raid sirens went off in tel aviv as israeli war planes pounded hamas targets in gaza overnight. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu warns military operations could significantly increase. >> no government would tolerate a situation where nearly 1/5 of its people live under a constant barrage of rockets and missile fire. and israel will not tolerate the situation. i hope that hamas and the other terror organizations in gaza got the message. if not, israel is prepared to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people. >> joining me now is former assistant secretary of state for public affairs and spokesman for the u.s. department of state p.j. crowley. thanks for being with us. how serious will this conflict become from what you've seen here? >> we know it can become very serious. we've had these experiences in the past. you know, some handled at a relatively modest level of violence but obviously we've had a serious incursion by israel into gaza before in response to just these kinds
israel and hamas will be until the very last minute that they are succeeding and the other side is failing. positive signs, chris. >> martin, are you hearing anything there about the tone, about the content of the conversations presidents had with leaders there? >> reporter: the only thing we hear that is firm, within the terms of the agreement there will be a three-party commission including the united states and israel and egypt who would monitor any kind of agreement that is made between israel and hamas. that is very significant because in the past agreements between israel and the palestinians to ceasefire has been pretty much narrow agreement between them and they've fallen apart quickly. this time israel has been insisting on no quick fix kind of agreement but a long-term comprehensive ceasefire that will last nor years. the fact that so many are involved in organizing the treaty does suggest that a long-term agreement could take place. >> e.j., let me bring you in and let me play for you something else ben rhodes said in that briefing. >> we believe that the best way to
and hamas are there for indirect talks to work on details beyond the initial cease-fire. i have a list of topics they're expected to cover, opening border crossings, easing israel's economic blockade and what do you expect from these discussions today? what are the chances any progress will be made? >> i think these already tough discussions. all the leverage that comes with having the military action on going is gone now. the pressure to make tough concessions and compromises is diminished and morsi is very distracted biz his own domestic crisis. i think you can have these talks go on for some time without major changes and that sets up the prospect for more conflict in the future. >> during this time if it takes awhile will the cease-fire hold? >> i think right now neither side has interest and i think more israel if iran starts to rearm hamas very quickly and i think they will see that as an untenable situation and it is possible you could over the next weeks see a resumption in some level of fighting. >> michael sing, good to see you. thank you so much. >> he once said he would blo
according to the associated press and as hamas targets the homes of leaders, we are seeing more casualties in egypt and turkey and qatar are trying to broker a cease-fire. more to eamon with this. we were talking about yesterday and the cease-fire was in talks, but any progress? >> well, there are early indications that perhaps some tentative agreements, and you to couch it so much, because anything can change in this part of the world so rapidly. we understand that as you say egypt has been moo mediating so heavily and there have been ground grounds made and there are also some differences that have not been overcome, and one of the issues that we understand that the israelis want are egyptian guarantees to secure the border off of gaza and off of the coast of gaza to prevent weapons from going in to be used in later conflicts, but at the same time palestinian factions want international confirmation that sanctions will be lifted. so it is not what the two sides are disagreeing about, but it is whether or not the external parties can guarantee the details of the truce. so we are trying to
. rockets killed three israelis today. in retaliation for israel keeling hamas' chief. as we look at this, just since wednesday, some 200 rockets have been flown from gaza into southern israel. what's the latest? >> that's right, richard. good morning to you. just a short while ago the military here on the radio station claimed responsibility for the rocket that landed at the southern tip of tel-aviv. it also raises questions about the ongoing operation which is aimed to stop the rocket fire. it certainly hasn't been able to suppress it entirely. this did not start with yesterday's scaling of the military commander. in fact, he was buried today. thousands of people attended his funeral. for them it's been an ongoing conflict over several days. earlier in the week israel ca y carried out several air strikes. that fuelled the latest round of violence. and it is one that is now continuing for at least the third straight day and one that u.s. president obama is trying to deal with. they have started cease fires in the past with israel. they're now heavily gauged in trying to put a truth in p
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